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Elder Abuse: Data Sources

CDC Data Sources

  • National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP)
    NEISS-AIP provides nationally representative data about all types and causes of nonfatal injuries treated in hospital emergency departments throughout the United States. CDC uses NEISS-AIP data to generate national estimates of nonfatal injuries. See also NEISS Coding Manual and data highlights.
  • National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
    The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey collects data on the use and provision of ambulatory care services in hospital emergency and outpatient departments.
  • National Violent Death Reporting System
    The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) is a state-based surveillance system developed by CDC. These data inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of violence prevention strategies, which can ultimately save lives.
    WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database that provides national injury-related morbidity and mortality data used for research and for making informed public health decisions.

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Other Federal Data Sources

  • Crimes Against the Elderly, 2003-2013
    This report presents estimates on property and fatal and nonfatal violent victimization against persons age 65 or older from 2003-2013
  • National Crime Victimization Survey
    The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) provides information on criminal victimization in the United States. This information is provided for the population as a whole as well as for segments of the population such as women, the elderly, members of various racial groups, city dwellers, or other groups.
  • National Incident-Based Reporting System
    The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is an incident-based reporting system in which agencies collect data on each single crime occurrence. NIBRS data come from local, state, and federal automated records’ systems.

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